ELLIS FAAS: Ellis Clips - A Closer Look

I placed an order for these Ellis Clips through the ELLIS FAAS online shop the day I saw the press release. I was terribly curious to see the real thing as this was the promo photo for the Clips:

Image belongs to ELLIS FAAS

I can't find the right words to describe this photo: genius, arty, weird, alien? All the above?

Anyway, I ended up having to wait ten days for the Clips to arrive at my door and I assure you, I don't live halfway across the world from the ELLIS FAAS base. It turned out that ELLIS FAAS didn't have enough stock of these Clips. Hmmm, have you ladies been ordering them left, right, centre?

According to ELLIS FAAS (excerpts):
......Ellis Faas has taken a new step in solving makeup portability: the ELLIS CLIPS.

The ELLIS CLIPS can connect any amount of our signature pens - from two to as many as you like. The concept is brilliant in its simplicity: just connect the clips to each other and slide in the pens.

You can roll them up and take out just the pen you want to use without disconnecting the chain.

So, here they are! I bought eight of these and I have to admit, when I first got hold of the Clips, I was a tad disappointed. I had expected something heavier and sturdier, and perhaps made of metal. The old brass colour of the Clips sure got me fooled.

In reality, the Clips are made of plastic. After playing around with them for a week, I can better appreciate why they went for plastic:

• lightweight - portability is key
• flexible - as you will see in the images below, attaching the Clips would be a problem if they were rigid
• scratchproof - the chances of the ELLIS FAAS pens getting scratched by the Clips would be slim

The design and the workings of the Clips are really simple. It's just a matter of attaching the latch of one Clip to the groove of another.

It doesn't seem to matter which side of the Clip you slide the ELLIS FAAS pens in but you do need to slide in the pens nose first and slide out nose last.

Attaching and detaching the Clips are to be done minus the pens. It won't work with the pens already in the Clips. The Clips, where the grooves are, lose their flexibility due to the presence of the pens.

Once attached, you can have the pens lie flat.

The Clips can also pivot with some resistance, which means that you can roll the pens up or create a silly missile-launcher stand as a way to display the pens on your vanity table. Have the product number facing you and you will be able to find the desired pen in no time.

I jest.

Seriously, it's best to roll the pens up.

It's not a must-have but it's interesting to have. It's handy for keeping the pens organised when I'm travelling with them (but I'm not saying that I will always take all eight pens with me). I usually have to rummage in my makeup bag for the right pen. Now, I can just grab the whole neat roll and easily find the pen I want. An alternative would be to use errr, a rubberband?

The Ellis Clips are priced at €2.00 / £2.00 / USD2.00.

If you prefer a cleaner, structured look for storing your ELLIS FAAS pens and if you also use the Ellis Skin Veil Foundation (which is in a fatter pen), then try the ELLIS Holder.

More information:
My posts on Brand: ELLIS FAAS
ELLIS FAAS website


Anonymous said...

Simple but Stylish! Handy when you want to keep them together. It really looks awesome.

Great article and I love the photos
Take care, Nicole x

Anonymous said...

SOOOO COOL!! I like my stuff organised, so I love the idea of a neat roll (either on your vanity table, on a holiday or in your bag).

Great step by step explanation how to use the clips. :) "KTee"xx

Witoxicity said...

Definitely more stylish than a rubberband! ;) Thanks so much for your encouraging words, Nicole. :)

Thank you very much, KTee! It's a simple and easy way to keep the pens together, and it's useful for those who haven't got the Ellis Holder. :)

sugar sugar said...

those look so cool anne! :D

Paulina said...

As for me, the photo is pretty scary :)

Witoxicity said...

@sugar sugar
Yeah, it's something different. :)

Haha, yes, it's a scary kind of interesting, I suppose. :)

Mary said...

Classy pens, handy clips! What can I say..Cool!! Good photography as well.

Witoxicity said...

Thanks, Mary. Well, ELLIS FAAS is a brand known for coming up with cool and unusual products and designs. I love how innovative the brand is. :)